The Clothiers Arms dates from at least 1820.
Kate Spurrier emailed me in November 2002 and told me that her Great Grandfather, Charles Henry Baker (1886-1963), was once the landlord of the Clothiers Arms although Kate did not know when he held the licence.
The pub sign hung from a large ornamental ironwork bracket, which dominated the frontage of the building. The Clothiers Arms closed in the 1960’s. The building was later used an office, and in 2003 the front ground floor room was converted to a book shop. It is still known as the Old Clothiers Arms.
Map Reference: ST 849997
Owner in 1891: Godsell & Sons, Salmon Springs, Stroud
Rateable value in 1891: £12.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse
Owner in 1903: Godsell & Sons, Salmon Springs, Stroud
Rateable value in 1903: £12.0s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Full licence
Closing time in 1903: 11pm
Landlords at the Clothiers Arms include:
1856 R. Tranter
1885 Henry Jones
1891 Frederick Armitage
1902 Charles Gillett
1903 Charles Frank Moss (the pub was occupied by Charles Barnes, Cashier to Godsell & Sons).
1906,1919 William T. Wasley
? Lily U. Wasley
1927 William Alfred Simmons
1939-1944 Alfred Percy Smith
late 1950’s Mr Hale